Rio Tinto has enriched Australian life for more than 100 years and today more than 200,000 people count themselves as shareholders of Rio Tinto Limited. Australia is home to around half of their global assets, producing iron ore, coal, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, uranium, diamonds and salt from more than 30 operating sites and processing plants around the country.
Schneider Electric develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.
Industry leaders Snowden, 3D-P and Microsoft have come together to form a unique mining and technology collaboration to deliver innovative and pragmatic Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to the global mining industry.
The collaboration is the result of feedback from mining companies requesting complete end-to-end technology solutions backed by industry professionals with actual mining experience. The collaboration delivers simple, elegant solutions that address real mining challenges through advanced and emerging technologies.
Combined we are a group of innovators bringing together proven technologies with tried and true methods based on our actual mining industry experience. We know what works and what doesn’t, allowing us to assist our customers in cutting through the technology hype to deliver true business value.
We start small, we listen and we focus on actionable outcomes. We bring capability, technology and experience with a modern approach to traditional challenges. We are a team of mining industry professionals with years of experience backed by technologists with a strong track record of delivering contemporary technology solutions to the global mining industry.
ASI has been an industry leader in vehicle automation for over 16 years. ASI recognizes the daunting task of automating all aspects of a surface or underground mine in one step. Yet, a piecemeal approach often introduces risk of deploying independent systems which are unable to integrate later into an overall mine system.
So solve this, ASI leverages its Mobius mine software to allow highly flexible, modular implementations of individual autonomy solutions, all using a common control platform. With Mobius installed as a foundation, mines can implement individual projects that can then scale into larger integrated solutions with the aim of ultimately realizing a fully autonomous, yet integrated mining operation.
Western Australia is the world’s foremost resources jurisdiction, hosting a global cluster of organisations active across the minerals and energy sectors. The State’s resources exports are valued at $91 billion (56% of Australia’s total), it produces over 50 commercial products (12 with a global market share of over 5%), it accounts for over 60% of Australia’s exploration budget, and for the last five years has been ranked in the World’s top five most attractive mining investment destinations by the respected Fraser Institute annual survey of mining companies.
Perth, Western Australia’s capital city, is home to over 800 companies active in the mining and METS sectors, with a similar number of companies active in the oil and gas sector. Over 30% of the companies listed on the ASX are headquartered in Perth, the majority of which are in the resources sector and are globally engaged. Not only is Perth the epicentre for mining’s innovation imperatives – automation, robotics, simulation, digitisation, software and big data – but it is the birthplace of Australia’s leading METS companies.
The Western Australian Government and the City of Perth invite all Austmine members and delegates attending the 2017 Austmine Conference to visit the Western Australian Business Lounge, to learn more about the State’s mining and METS companies and it’s pre-eminent role in fostering and supporting innovation across the sector, and between sectors. Your hosts are:
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.
The challenges facing mining enterprises today are pushing leaders to abandon the traditional ways of thinking about their business to explore new practices that will improve the business of mining. The future of the mining enterprise is characterised in all aspects of the business, from improving people and leaders, to engaging new business models and processes, to employing new techniques in developing insight, knowledge and working remotely. IBM’s fully digital mine can help enable integrated automation capabilities to change the game for the mining industry, both inside the mine and through back-end operations, enabling the agility needed. Our cognitive solution offers benefits to the industry throughout the enterprise. Additionally, our Blockchain system will allow transparency in financial transactions. Operations can rest assured that their employees and any contractors will be safe. Realise the potential of your people, systems and equipment. The Cognitive Mine is here. Click here to learn more
METS Ignited works with Australian suppliers to the mining industry, global miners, research organisations and capital providers to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the Australian METS sector.
Our five areas of strategic focus to help strengthen the global competitiveness of the Australian METS sector are:
- shared vision – we want to engage with you to develop and actively debate a shared vision for future growth.
- strengthen collaboration in the mining innovation system – we will work with you to develop greater collaboration with the global supply chains to generate commercial opportunities
- address gaps in the ecosystem – we will identify development areas for METS to take advantage of global opportunities and how to overcome barriers to continued success
- raise your profile – we will raise the profile of the capabilities of the Australian METS industry to better position Australia as the innovation hub for the global mining industry
- promote world-class clusters – we will identify and promote our key clusters and collaboration networks, to generate integrated strategic opportunities.
PETRA Data Science assists mining companies turn data into real-time predictive algorithms that prevent downtime and optimise operations. Our industry proven algorithms are developed and tested by engineers with a combination of over 40 years mining experience. With runs on the board, these algorithms are providing real-time predictive intelligence on mine sites across the world:
- Developed virtual stockpiles for a pit to plant study to optimise blended stockpiles for plant performance.
- Applied dynamic time warping and machine learning to predict pump pressure spikes.
- Algorithm to predict SAG mill overloads resulting in downtime (real-time warnings)
- Predict plant performance using historical blended stockpile data.
- Big data mine to mill study identified opportunities to optimise drill and blast to improve SAG mill performance.
- Multifactor analysis of truck dispatch data identified characteristics of the best operators.
- Optimise primary crusher feed rate and start-up speed for variable weather, fragmentation and ore type.
- Automated drawpoint fragmentation assessment using machine learning AI.
Siemens has been in Australia and New Zealand for 144 years and now employs about 2,000 people. Our technology can be found behind the scenes supporting critical infrastructure, and almost every industry. Significant industries ranging from oil and gas to mining, roads and rail, food and beverage, manufacturing, buildings and construction, pharmaceuticals, water and energy utilities and even the latest wind farms being built in South Australia all rely on Siemens technologies. With a global view on the trends and changes affecting the world now and in the future, Siemens actively supports local industry, governments and stakeholders to understand and prepare for key changes such as the 4th industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), the transition to ‘intelligent infrastructure’ and the transition to a ‘sustainable energy’ future.
Yokogawa Australia & New Zealand is a leading supplier of industrial automation into a wide range of industries including power generation, food processing, mining, oil, gas and renewable energy.
Yokogawa supports its customers in the region with a network of 9 sales support branches and over 100 technical service personnel.
Since 1915, Yokogawa has contributed to society by supplying industry with cutting edge products and services based on measurement, control, and information technologies. Today, Yokogawa is a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial automation, process control, test & measurement, and engineering services
Besides being high quality, innovative and advanced, our products are also safe and durable. Yokogawa supplies smart technology made by smart professionals. We create value by enabling customers to be pioneers and innovators in their fields of business.
As a company, our goal is to contribute to society through broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control and information. Individually, we aim to combine good citizenship with the courage to innovate.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 132,000 people.
For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.
DYNAVIS® is a technology for formulating hydraulic fluids which optimizes their viscosity. Fluids with constant viscosity ensure greater efficiency and less energy consumption – whether in construction equipment like excavators, wheel loaders, skid steer loaders and backhoes – in mining equipment like screening plants and dump trucks or – in industrial equipment like injection molding machines, robotics an all other types of stationary equipment using hydraulics.
GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.
A leading provider of innovative software solutions spanning the entire mining cycle from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation, 3D mine design, planning and production control.
Minetec is the only mining solutions provider globally which offers a single platform for safety and productivity solutions. With us, mine operators have the ability, for the first time in history, to leverage a return-on-investment (ROI) from a lifesaving solution.
Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2016, sales were approximately 31 billion SEK with about 14,000 employees in continuing operations.
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:
- Develop international markets
- Win productive foreign direct investment
- Promote international education
- Strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
- Seek consular and passport services.
Austrade provides information and advice that can help you reduce the time, cost and risk of exporting. We also administer the Export Market Development Grants scheme and offer a range of services to Australian exporters in growth and emerging markets.
The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science consolidates the Australian Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity, and competitiveness by bringing together industry, innovation, resources and science.
TOTAL Oil Australia is the Australian lubricants division of TOTAL, a leading multinational energy company.
As the fifth largest integrated oil and gas company in the world, TOTAL has more than 97,000 employees globally and a strong international presence in more than 130 countries.
We pride ourselves on our innovative lubricant products which are developed in TOTAL’s state-of-the-art research facilities and in close cooperation with the major automobile and equipment manufacturers of the world.